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Madam Satan (1930)

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bob Brooks
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Trixie
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Jimmy Wade
Elsa Peterson ...
Martha
Jack King ...
Herman
Eddie Prinz ...
Biff (as Edward Prinz)
Boyd Irwin ...
Captain
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First Mate
Tyler Brooke ...
Romeo
Ynez Seabury ...
Babo
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Electricity
Julanne Johnston ...
Miss Conning Tower
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Fish Girl
Doris McMahon ...
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Storyline

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to be held aboard a magnificent dirigible. Angela will attend and disguise herself as a mysterious devil woman. Hidden behind her mask, and wrapped in an alluring gown, Angela as the devil woman will to try to seduce her unknowing husband and teach him a lesson. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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20 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madame Satan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$980,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$500,000 (USA)
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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

This film received one of its first, and rare early television broadcasts in San Francisco Monday 27 October 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). Although occasional telecasts in less prominent markets did take place, there is no reliable documentation that it was ever televised in New York City, Los Angeles or Philadelphia at this time. See more »

Goofs

Angela closes the same door twice when she visits Trixie's appartment. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Wade: It's a waste of time to take a married man to Hell.
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Referenced in Madame Satã (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cat Walk
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung and danced by party guests boarding the zeppelin
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An over the top comedy, musical and disaster film!
12 July 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Madame Satan" is one of those movies that is not sure what it is but is having a grand time trying to figure it out. Part bedroom farce (where in pre code days couples sleep in the same bed), romantic comedy, musical and at its climax a disaster film. Its basic plot follows the misadventures of a married couple as they try to relight the spark in their marriage. The climax is a costume ball aboard a zeppelin (the musical production numbers here are pretty spectacular) that eventually ends in the zeppelin's crash in a storm. The effects are all done with miniatures and they really are quite impressive. The cast , especially Roland Young, are quite good though at times hesitant. You get the impression that in this early talkie the actors are not yet comfortable with sound but that is a minor quibble. All in all it is a fun over the top film that rarely has a dull moment.


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